There’s a teeny bit of sparkle in little old me! Two weeks ago I talked about finding my laugh. Last week I felt brighter and happy and able to cope. This week I began to have an interest in loads of things including branching out into more freelance work. The ideas are bubbling and simmering which is making me excited again. All thanks to one simple difference…a little white pill.

I didn’t think that being on anti-depressants was a weakness or a last resort. I saw it as a necessary step to mellowing myself. Feeling the anti-depressants working shows me that there was a chemical reason for my post-natal depression. The anti-depressants are allowing me to cope, to function, to dream and to manage without crawling into a hole and feeling sorry for myself.

I’m enjoying being a Mum again. I’m playing with my children and feeling refreshed and renewed as opposed to exhausted and emotional. We’re tackling projects, recipes and tidying and looking forward to fun things coming up. The idea of producing tasty gluten-free baked goods in my very own kitchen is spurring me forward thanks to communication with Karen Morgan of The Blackbird Bakery. I’m excited about the possibilities.

Amazingly I’ve been offered another opportunity to do some freelance review writing for Made for Mums (where I began my reviewing “career”) and the creative thoughts and projects for BritMums are floating around my happier brain again. It’s encouraging! I’m still frightened and still have no clue how to get what I want but I see the light streaming through the window now and am stepping out of the shadows.

I’ve got a bit of sparkle back in my life; a spring in my step; a smile on my face…this is most definitely a very good thing!

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7 thoughts on “A bit of sparkle

  • 21/04/2012 at 9:29 pm
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    This is such great news. So pleased you’re starting to feel better and getting more sparkle back into your life. I look forward to seeing photos of your culinary masterpieces x

  • 21/04/2012 at 11:41 pm
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    Yay!! Really pleased to see a glimpse of the not-so-old Karin back xx

  • 22/04/2012 at 4:22 am
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    Aw Karin, big hugs, so glad you are feeling a bit better, take it slowly, baby steps and you’ll get there. There is such a stigma with taking anti depressants but I too see the benefit in short term use to help people to lift out of the desperate feeling of helplessness and get them back to feeling like they can cope again. Good luck on the journey. Remember we are here for you :-)

  • 22/04/2012 at 8:32 am
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    So glad your starting to feel better. As far as product reviews don’t be afraid to approach companies to review products especially smaller companies . I know I am always really flattered if a little nervous if someone wants to review my products. You have a good track record and lots of followers and good standing.

  • 22/04/2012 at 12:14 pm
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    So glad to hear you’re doing better. Looking forward to some more product reviews (when you’re ready). Considering a Snugglbundl for my little one (due in Sept) after reading your review so find them v helpful as you can see :)

  • 23/04/2012 at 10:03 am
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    I love this post Karin. It’s happy and inspiring. So glad you’ve found your sparkle :)

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